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Taylor Bechel, Ashley Thompson Article Reviews Promise and Pitfalls of Electronic Wills

Articles / June 14, 2017

Associates Taylor Bechel and Ashley Thompson authored an article published in the June 12, 2017, issue of Law Week Colorado. The article, “Electronic Wills: Some States Allow Them, But Not Yet Colorado,” discusses the emerging trend of electronic wills, which allow for the electronic signing and storage of wills. They note: “Electronic wills are efficient, modern and progressive. The benefits of electronic wills, however, must be balanced against the concerns and potentials for abuse.”

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